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Abra re-works Empress Of’s Standard


Terrible + Awful crews collide on this one, as our favorite track from Empress Of's excellent new record Me gets an anxious, skittering dark-pop remix from THΔ DΔRKWΔVE DUCHESS herself, Abra:

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photos: Cascine’s 5YR party // Brooklyn


Photos from Cascine's sold out 5YR party last weekend at Brooklyn's Wythe Hotel, featuring Korallreven, Cuushe, Yumi Zouma, Erika Spring, Jensen Sportag, Duncan Cooper, Chad Valley, Maria Usbeck, Doss, Lemonade + the whole Cascine fam. All shots by Sandra Croft // more after the jump (click image for larger version).

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Cascine turns 5


As tireless curators, purveyors, and lovers of fine modern pop music (that tends to fall on the dreamier side of the spectrum) over the past half-decade, our friends at Cascine have become one my personal most beloved and revered labels...

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Baby’s All Right x Gorilla vs. Bear // CMJ 2014 showcase


We're teaming up with our friends at Baby's All Right in Brooklyn to bring you this very special late night CMJ party on Thursday, October 23. Starring Saint Pepsi, TOPS, Tei Shi, Lydia Ainsworth + Ellie Herring...

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premiere: Lemonade – Come Down Softly


Here's a swirling, shimmery new dance-pop gem that should grace your next poolside playlist, courtesy of Lemonade: the warmly glowing "Come Down Softly" is our current favorite track from the group's excellent new record Minus Tide, and if there's any jam that can soften the blow of this summer's impending end, this is the one...

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Fast Times – Bodytalk


New sounds from our favorite purveyors of basement luxury grooves over at 100% Silk: very much feeling the warm, uplifting analog vintage house vibes from Brooklyn's Jorge Day, aka Fast Times, whose excellent debut LP Bodytalk is out next week...

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new Empress Of – Realize You


An unexpected Halloween treat from one of our favorite new artists of the past year or so, Brooklyn's Lorely Rodriguez aka Empress Of. No word on an official release for lovelorn new single "Realize You," but we're really feeling the direction she's taking this thing:

HAERTS x Yours Truly – “Wings” + “Heart”


These guys are going to be huge. HAERTS' new EP HEMIPLEGIA is out "soooooooon." See them in TX on August 23 at GvsB III.

Tei Shi – M&Ms


Here's a soulful, time-stretching future-pop gem from promising Brooklyn (by way of Bogotá + Vancouver) newcomer Tei Shi. "M&Ms," which feels a bit more expansive/sprawling than you might expect from a 4-minute pop song, is taken from Tei Shi's forthcoming, appropriately named Saudade EP:

Digable Planets – Blowout Comb vinyl reissue


Brace yourself for our second gushing Light in the Attic post of the week: the label has announced the first vinyl reissue of our favorite hip-hop record ever, Digable Planets' still somewhat under-appreciated, ahead-of-its-time 1994 classic, Blowout Comb...

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